Claire Farry diving (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Claire Farry diving

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2801-6


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 23/Oct/2009 15:10:18

    I am not touching this one with a ten foot pole

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    • 23/Oct/2009 23:54:53

    She looks happy for someone with her hands and feet tied up...

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    • 24/Oct/2009 14:06:02

    Well, I see grooming habits have certainly changed...

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 24/Oct/2009 16:03:54

    Undoubtedly a publicity gimmick: her wrists and ankles were bound before she took the high dive . . . .

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    absurd nut

    • 25/Oct/2009 21:39:39

    Wonderful shot.

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    • 26/Oct/2009 06:12:44

    Please add it to ""

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    {{tinkα's hαuntєd fαiяytαlє}}

    • 26/Oct/2009 07:01:10

    haha cute

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    • 28/Oct/2009 10:48:39

    Does anyone know who she is or where this photo was taken?

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 28/Oct/2009 16:21:45

    @mtulenh: Can you save your question for later? I'm tied up at the moment . . . .

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    uber luciano gatti

    • 30/Oct/2009 19:44:00


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    • 09/Nov/2009 19:58:20

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Parisinita & friends : 16º Concurso VEN A VOTAR!!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 09/Nov/2009 22:28:35

    Beautiful Shot !!! : seen in : " target="_blank" title="">">">" /> "Parisinita & friends" Post 1 Award 2

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    Ben Canales

    • 15/Nov/2009 22:11:46

    seriously.... is there not a person making decisions on what pictures to post and not post??....

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    • 22/Nov/2009 03:43:10[email protected]?1211930254#[email protected]" height="24" width="24" /> Seriously, what is your complaint? The Library on Congress is making a vast number of images available for you. Are your sensibilities somehow offended by a picture of a woman in normal bathing costume from the early 1900s?

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    • 24/Nov/2009 03:47:55

    LOL , she is probably entertainer getting ready for a stunt . It was very common at the time . There is nothing untoward in this photograph . Sigh ....

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    • 30/Nov/2009 13:40:06

    wonderfulllllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 14/Dec/2009 16:24:25

    Love it!:)

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    • 15/Dec/2009 14:15:10

    merry christmas and happy new year

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    jazzy brick

    • 16/Jan/2010 23:14:50

    I think it is outrageous that flickr has allowed this to be posted at all never mind in explore!! It should be removed immediately!

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    • 17/Jan/2010 00:11:51

    nice texture

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    • 26/Jan/2010 04:11:12


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    • 26/Jan/2010 04:38:28

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    * AZ

    • 01/Feb/2010 21:25:50


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    David P Klein art

    • 07/Feb/2010 23:12:11

    great photo

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    Syl Anasse

    • 07/Feb/2010 23:28:15


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    • 24/Feb/2010 06:17:06

    Do not bunch up with hands and feet.

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    fragile direction

    • 09/Apr/2010 13:46:16

    Very interesting photo.

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    • 31/Jan/2013 05:18:49

    She was an "expert diving girl" according to her 1920 passport application. At that time she was associated with an act called "Winston's Water Lions and Diving Nymphs." which, I believe, paired sea lions and pretty girls in some way. Clair Farry's 1922 passport photo: Clair Farry 1922

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    • 10/Nov/2019 23:17:24

    if you take a close look the outfit DOES seem pointless